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The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta


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|Campaign 2010 | Political Prudence

Spineless Senate GOP Lets Ex-Repub Keep Top GOP Perks & Positions

Shockingly, the Senate GOP have decided to let ex-Republican Lisa Murkowski (or as she likes to spell it, Murkwski) remain as their top dog on the Energy committee, and to keep her other GOP committee seats.

Lamar Alexander, the weak-willed Republican Senate Conference chairman from Tennessee, said, “We’ve done what we need to do and we decided not to do more.”

These lily-livered Senate Republicans go and reward a traitor in their midst, and they can’t understand why voters are so disgusted with them, why Republican voters are voting them out just as fast as we can.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who is up for reelection in 2012, still hasn’t gotten the message. Following the clubby GOP meeting that kept Murkowski in the good-old-boys club, Hatch was quoted as saying, “It’s just a matter of good taste. We decided to keep the status quo as long as she’s a senator.’’

This just demonstrates the need to kick out ALL Senate Republicans–except Jim DeMint (R-SC).

[Updated with link to story on DeMint’s 9/23 email stating the decision to protect Murkowski against her Republican voters was made by secret ballot and the leadership then refused to give the final tally.]

Relevant @PruPaine Tweets:

  • .@OrrinHatch “Good taste” to not strip GOP perks from an anti-Republican? Can’t wait to show you the real meaning of good taste in 2012. 
  • Outrageous that the spineless Senate GOP will keep mutinous Murkowski ensconced in her committee seats. #votethemallout #tcot #aksen #sen